We Don’t Mean to Sound Cheesy, but You’re About to Fall In Love With This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

We Don’t Mean to Sound Cheesy, but You’re About to Fall In Love With This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese



If you’re one of the folks who avoids pasta/noodles/bread like the plague, get ready to indulge in some gooey, cheesy goodness. I have been fortunate enough to try this recipe firsthand and can safely report that it handily scratches that mac & cheese itch. The addition of Quest Nacho Cheese Tortilla-style protein chips gives the recipe a nice protein boost and pairs perfectly with a bowl of melted cheese. Don’t take my word for it, make this incredible recipe yourself!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE

Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size:  1 serving bowl

Calories: 300 | Protein: 13g  | Fat: 24g | Net Carb: 8

Total Carb: 10g | Fiber: 2g

Prep Time: 10 mins  | Cook Time: 20 | Total Time:  40 mins

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bag Quest Nacho Cheese Tortilla-Style Protein Chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • dried parsley for garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with tin foil
  2. cut the cauliflower into small pieces about 1/2-1 inch. Toss the chopped florets in the olive oil and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, place the cheddar cheese, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper into a small pot over medium heat. Cook until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove the florets from the oven and place in a bowl.
  5. Mix in the melted cheese sauce.
  6. Place mixture in serving bowl and garnish with parsley.
  7. Dig in!

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